Program Description: Broadband professionals will be instructed on what is involved in certifying the reliability of the drop for digital TV, high-speed Internet and telephone service, as well as step-by-step installation procedures for each service. Because the DOCSIS and PacketCable technologies are unique to the broadband cable industry, the course provides extensive information about their origination and the advantages that each offer. Due to the rapid growth of and interest in home security and home automation within the broadband industry, this course covers the protocols that power the connected home as well as the connected home ecosystem. For the Digital Broadband field practice, we use NCTI courseware and an internal product called VIPER which is a virtual installation center of 48 different homes. Students are also prepared for the Certified Fiber Optic Technician certification which is the primary certification for all fiber optic technicians, regardless of the applications in which they work. CFOTs® have basic knowledge, skills and abilities in fiber optics that can be applied to almost any job type and for almost any application involving fiber optics.